Major Events

International Sunday 2024

from 22-06-2024 to 22-06-2024

The City of Sciences in Tunis celebrates the International Sunday on, Saturday, June 22nd, 2024, from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM. Different activities related to the Sun and the Summer Solstice are programmed and aim at better understanding our star and its impact on our planet.

The programme during this day includes:

  • An online conference entitled "Messages from Our Star, the Sun", which will be presented by Dr. Mounib Eid, Professor of Astrophysics at the University of Lebanon and member of the Supreme Council of the Arab Union for Space and Astronomy. This conference will shed light on the Sun's activities and its influence on the Solar System;
  • A lecture exploring the impact of solar radiation on climate change entitled "The Sun and Climate", which will be presented by Dr. Zouheir Hlaoui, research scientist in climatology at the University of Tunis;
  • Scientific workshops about the diameter and the rotation period of the Sun;
  • Observation of sunspots and prominences with the telescopes;
  • A Live Streaming: Live commented broadcast of sunspots and prominences.

This event is a great opportunity to learn more about the Sun and its importance to our planet. 

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